Picked up my first e-bike last week and am enjoying the experience. I chose the Specialized because of the local bike shop experience. I've only put on around 20 miles so far, but I'm really happy with my choice. I'll be 70 in August and have degenerative arthritis which is one of the reasons I chose to purchase an e-bike. One of the things I've tried so far is to ride as much as possible without the pedal assist. I've used the motor to help going up hills and overpasses, but as long as I'm on flat terrain with a strong headwind I've tried to build up my endurance so that I can eventually take longer rides. The temperature in Venice, FL is already in the 90's so I ride early in the day or in the evening. I'd like to ride an hour each day once I get my strength built up and hopefully shed a few pounds in the process. The 3.0 comes with a nice set of options; headlight, taillight, fenders, computer, disk brakes, etc., & lists for $2700.00. I negotiated a bit off that price and feel I received a good deal. Hopefully as I ride more I can write more about my experience and list my pros & cons for the bike. I'm just an average guy who rides for fun so perhaps my perspective will strike a chord with folks like myself who aren't professional riders. Thanks for reading my little blurb and if anyone has any questions they'd like to ask me I'll try to answer them as best I can.